Throwback Thursday: Unaizah Edition

While looking for something to post for this weeks throwback, I ran across this photo I took when I lived in Qassim. I hadn’t thought about my life in Qassim for a long time, but something about this photo brought back so many memories. Suddenly I remembered the crosswalks to get from the mall where…

MINISO mini-haul

Salaam everyone!   As you probably already know, the VAT has increased in Saudi Arabia from 5% to 15%.This will be a financial burden to some families here. A lot of people took this as an opportunity to go on shopping sprees before the increase happened, myself included. (Although I wasn’t as extreme as my…

Areej

Salaam everyone!   Hope you are all doing well during this pandemic. I don’t have a lot going on personally, but I did want to write a post to say congratulations to my sister-in-law, Areej. She recently graduated from King Saud University! She worked very hard, and had an incredibly stressful senior year because of…

Office Parties

  After nearly 5 (!!!!!!) years in Saudi, I have come to appreciate many things about the culture. The food, the music, the traditional dress… and the attention to detail regarding parties and gatherings. If I am being honest, I didn’t always appreciate this.  My sisters-in-law used to drive me insane with how carefully and…

Newest vlogs

During this pandemic, I have been staying home literally all the time. I haven’t been to work since December since I had maternity leave. After my maternity leave, I didn’t return to work because of the COVID outbreak. I’m basically a stay at home mom these days.  With that being said, I have more time…

Raising a bilingual child

The last time Dahlia and I were in USA, my good friend Kaitlin asked if we wanted to have a girls day out. Being in Saudi and away from my closest friends and family, I would never reject an offer for a girls day out. When I asked what she had in mind, she told…

100 Days in Appalachia plus Eid

Salaam everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Eid.  My husband had to work on the first day of Eid, so we delayed our family Eid dinner. One thing we weren’t able to delay, however, was opening gifts. The girls woke up when daddy came home from work and were so excited that we opened…

Ocean Blue, Jeddah

  Every time we go to Jeddah, it seems we end up going to the same restaurant: Ocean Blue. It is an American style restaurant located on the beach and beside the aquarium. Do we go there because the food is delicious? No. Quite frankly the food is mediocre at best… We go there because…

Throwback Thursday

It isn’t hard to see that I am terrible at keeping my blog and social media up to date. I have so much cool content that I want to share with you guys, but I have a terrible habit of just uploading the images to my media files and then never doing anything with it….

Emptiness

Today I don’t have much to say honestly.  There isn’t a lot going on due to COVID. I recently went to an secret funeral for a friends sister, so that’s that. We all live in the same housing complex so it was easy to sneak over and give my condolences. She’s shattered, even more so…

Thai Wonderlust

When I was 22, I had the privilege of spending a month in Thailand. It was an experience that I thought I’d remember forever, and I will, just not as vividly as I would like. I remember some of the big things I did- went to Phuket Phantasea, saw elephants, went kayaking in caves, was…